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Bowood House and Gardens

Bowood House and Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ

Tel: +44 (0)1249 812102

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About

***Bowood House and Gardens re-opens 6 July 2020. Find out more about their updated safety measures on their website.***

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family. Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. NEW for 2020, A new area focusing on fun activities for our intrepid under 7 and inquisitive under 4 visitors.

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Or, visit Bowood House, which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection.

During the spring (mid April to early June) visit the stunning Woodland Gardens, a woodland oasis offering breath taking vistas of colour covering over 70 acres.

 

 

Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)

* Open daily between 11am and 6pm from April to November.

Last Admissions 5pm and Car Park closes at 6pm.

The House and Soft Play Area close at 5.30 pm and the Adventure Playground closes at 5.45pm. The Treehouse café closes at 6.00pm. After the Autumn clock change, all closing times are brought forward one hour.

The Woodland Gardens are open daily between 11am and 6pm from late April to mid June, according to the flowering season.

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Further Information

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Treehouse Café and The Stables Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - NEW for 2020, A new area focusing on fun activities for our intrepid under 7 and inquisitive under 4 visitors & Soft Play Area

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Excellent
    395
  • Very Good
    221
  • Average
    98
  • Poor
    36
  • Terrible
    17

Recent Reviews:

  • peregrinorophin89
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Day out adventure
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 29th August 2020
    Was a beautiful walk around the vast gardens, and the caves and waterfall were a lovely surprise. Very peaceful and the children loved being outside. Had to select a time slot for the adventure... Read full review
  • John B
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Sublime landscape parkland & gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 29th August 2020
    This is a long standing destination in the heart of Wiltshire for families with young children & anyone who wants to enjoy stunning countryside. There is an excellent adventure playground, beautiful... Read full review
  • 199liannab
    Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
    Lovely day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 29th August 2020
    We had a lovely time here with 2 yr old and 7 yr old. All the staff we had contact with were pleasant and lovely which can be rare at the moment. The lady on the entrance to the big slide was... Read full review

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